Choosing the right person to serve as your Power of Attorney is a very important decision. It is imperative that you appoint someone you trust completely.
This person may be called on to pay your bills, manage your investments, pay your mortgage, decide where you live, direct your medical decisions, and even decide who may visit you if you are at risk for financial exploitation, physical or emotional harm.
A well designed medical or financial Power of Attorney is the first safeguard against the unexpected. Creating a Power of Attorney is one of the most proactive actions you can take before a medical or financial crisis happens.
By executing a Power of Attorney, when you still have the mental capacity to make sound decisions, you are ensuring your future well-being in the event you become temporarily or permanently disabled.
A Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) serves the same function as a Power of Attorney, however, a Durable Power of Attorney is effective even if you become incapacitated.
Often our clients designate a child or friend to serve as their Power of Attorney. However, sometimes our clients do not wish to do this. Their may be underlying reasons why it is prudent to name an independent and professional person to serve in this trusted role.
Mr. Robinson has significant experience serving in this trusted capacity for clients including:
We work closely with you and your loved one to evaluate each area where power of attorney is advisable, to provide you with comprehensive coverage for any foreseeable emergency.
It can be difficult to talk to a senior loved one about the need for power of attorney documents. Many are loathe to admit they may need assistance, especially from their children, and are uncomfortable even considering a reversal of roles which puts them under their children’s authority. At Gene Robinson Law, PLC, we are very familiar with this dynamic, and can advise you on effective ways to broach the subject with your elder loved ones.
A loved one’s illness, injury or infirmity can leave them vulnerable to financial losses and serious threats to their health. A carefully drafted power of attorney can give you and your loved one greater peace of mind. Call Gene Robinson Law, PLC at (703) 224-8282 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our conveniently located office in Arlington, Virginia.